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1935 Bugatti Aerolithe Coupe

1935 Bugatti Aerolithe Coupe

Only 1 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe Coupe was ever made and this exact replica is considered the most ambitious reproduction of a car ever, taking way in excess of the 7,000 hours when the counting stopped.
Jean Bugatti produced many magnificent vehicles that now fetch double digit millions when auctioned.  Born in 1909 Bugatti died in 1939 in a crash testing a Type 57 racer.

Becoming the greatest automotive mystery rumour has it the original Aerolithe coupe is either stored, possibly in pieces, or is buried somewhere as it suddenly disappeared a year later, possibly because Bugatti just didn’t know what to do with it.  When released this Aerolithe lacked getting the publicity it deserved , instead was considered an odity and very little information on it was ever documented.

The unusual feature is the entire body is built of magnesium for lightness, it is 35% lighter than aluminium but extremely difficult to shape,  especially compound curves.  Plus there is the safety factor as at 1100 degrees magnesium burns invisibly, so the body is all riveted not welded.

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